The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner

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Articles - July/August 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014

 

RANK
2014
RANK
2013
COMPANY WEB ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVE  TOTAL
EMPLOYEES 
OREGON EMPLOYEES  YEAR ESTABLISHED  DESCRIPTION
$250 MILLION - $1 BILLION
12 12 Columbia Distributing coldist.com Gregg Christiansen 2400 1100 1935 Malt beverage, wine and non-alcoholic distributor
13 13 Bi-Mart Corporation bimart.com Marty W. Smith 3300 2700 1955 Discount shopping store
14 11 Western Family Foods westernfamily.com Ron King 67 66 1963 Food label buying and marketing firm
15 14 M Financial Group mfin.com Fred H. Jonske 200 200 1978 Financial services design and distributor
16 17 Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships tonkin.com Brad Tonkin, Ed Tonkin 859 850 1960 Auto dealer
17 16 R.B. Pamplin Corporation pamplin.org/corporation Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. 4600 1000 1957 Conglomerate
18 20 Carson Oil carsonoil.com Lance C. Woodbury 245 243 1957 Fuel supplier
19 21 TEC Equipment tectrucks.com David A. Thompson 760 196 1976 Full service truck dealership
20 38 S.D. Deacon Corporation deacon.com Steve Deacon 320 83 1981 General contracting firm
21 22 Harder Mechanical Contractors hardermech.com Steve Harder 970 711 1934 Construction company
22 31 Consumer Cellular consumercellular.com John Marick 789 573 1995 Provider of no contract cell phones
23 34 Andersen Construction andersen-const.com David Andersen 402 250 1950 Construction company
24 29 R2C Group r2cgroup.com Michelle Cardinal and Tim O'Leary 195 123 1998 Advertising agency
25 28 Farwest Steel Corporation farweststeel.com Pat Eagen 750 290 1956 Provider of steel products
TIE 26 33 Parr Lumber Company parr.com James Boyer, Steven P. Johnson 537 405 1930 Building and finish materials firm
TIE 26 26 A-dec a-dec.com Scott Parrish 1050 950 1964 Provider of dental equipment
TIE 26 25 Keen* keenfootwear.com Steve Meineke 225 160 2003 Outdoor footwear and apparel retailer
29 42 Swanson Group swansongroupinc.com Steve Swanson 840 840 1951 Forest products firm
30 32 Tumac Lumber Company tumac.com Brad McMurchie 100 80 1959 Wood products sourcing and marketing firm
31 24 Lanphere Enterprises buybob.com Robert D. Lanphere 625 453 1966 Automotive and motorcycle dealership
32 27 WSCO Petroleum Corporation wscopetroleum.com R.W. Dyke 440 350 1970 Retail and wholesale petroleum and real estate investment company
33 44 Shelter Products shelter-products.com Joe Beechler 100 60 1948 Distributor of lumber, plywood and building materials to contractors


 

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